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Register with a Doctor

- Get access to healthcare

It is strongly recommended that you register with a doctor as soon as possible after you arrive in London so that you can access healthcare as quickly as possible if you become ill or injured.

The Gower Place Practice, located on UCL premises at 3 Gower Place is a National Health Service (NHS) practice providing healthcare and dental services. More information, including registration forms and the practice welcome letter, can be found on the practice website.

The Gower Place Practice opening times are Monday – Friday from 9.00am to 5.30pm.

If you do not live near UCL check the list of postcodes in the catchment area before queuing to register at the Gower Place Practice. You can also choose to register with a practice closer to where you are living if you prefer. You can find services closest to you using the National Health Service website.

If you are an international student you may wish to refer to the International Student Support information page for further information about the health care provision available to you in the UK, especially if you are staying for a short period of time.

The Gower Place Practice also runs a Walk-in Surgery which operates on a first-come first-served basis. You can visit them for brief consultations or recent illness: Monday – Friday from 9.30am to 10.30am and 2.30pm to 3.30pm. If you have minor illness and injuries including coughs, colds, flu, urinary infections, or require stitch removal, dressings, smear tests, sexual health advice, repeat contraceptive prescriptions and emergency contraception, you can attend the Nurses’ Walk-in Surgery: Monday – Friday from 9.00am to 11.00am and 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

Note – when attending a University in the UK you are advised to be vaccinated against Meningitis C.

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